Bugs are gross. Growing up in the country did not subside my dislike of creepy crawly creatures nor did I ever “get used to them”. Bugs are one of the things that really creep me out. I’m not afraid of spiders and I won’t run away from bumble bees but I hate those gross, infesting type bugs like roaches or what we seem to have too many of – earwigs.
They are everywhere this year. They crawl into the kids toys, the patio set and even clothes on the line sometimes. Gross, really gross. It’s not just one either they come by the handful, not that I’ve touched them.
People have given we home-extermination remedies like spraying mixtures of dishsoap or vinegar with water. They didn’t work in fact I think they liked the scent of the dishsoap because they came back bigger and badder.
Today as I’m tidying up the yard I picked up a cloth somebody left out yesterday and what looked like a million earwigs were hiding under it. Gross, gross gross!
All I had under my sink was typical cleaning products and a can of air freshner. I grabbed the can and sprayed them. It worked! I wouldn’t normally have used that but hey it’s strong enough to kill off the weird smells coming from my kids rooms, it’s strong enough to kill off those bugs when in panic.
I hope this infestation doesn’t last all summer — time to buy lots of raid!
Until next time…Keep dreaming always…